November 2014 | Table of Contents

5, 6, 7, 8! Kids! Volume 19 | Issue 9 | Buy a print copy COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | The Baroque Period By Nina Pinzarrone 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Souped-Up Sauts de Basque By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers . . .

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July 2014 | Table of Contents

Celebrating 10 Years, plus Holiday Shows and Sparkle Volume 19 | Issue 5 | Buy a print copy COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Quality and Dynamics By Nina Pinzarrone 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Preparing for Big Jumps By David Arce 2 Tips . . .

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May|June 2014 | Table of Contents

Business Bonanza Volume 19 | Issue 4 | Buy a print copy COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Tempo By Nina Pinzarrone 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Polished Pirouettes By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Cross-Touch and Moon Walk By Geo Hubela 2 . . .

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March|April 2014 | Table of Contents

Modern & Contemporary Volume 19 | Issue 3 | Buy a print copy COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Tempo Terms By Nina Pinzarrone 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Prepping for Partnering By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Spin Savvy By Geo Hubela . . .

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February 2014 | Table of Contents

Summer’s Bounty Volume 19 | Issue 2 | Buy a print copy COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Notation Basics By Nina Pinzarrone 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Rules of Ballet By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Let’s Tut By Geo Hubela 2 . . .

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January 2014 | Table of Contents

Global Dance Volume 19 | Issue 1 | Buy a print copy COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Exercises for Musicality By Nina Pinzarrone 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Airborne By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Rock to the Beat By . . .

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December 2013 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Better Balance By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Way to Pop By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Get Grounded By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Building on Basics By Gregg Russell A Better You | Thoughts to . . .

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November 2013 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Super Stretches By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Build a Foundation By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Seeing the Good, Analyzing the Need By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Breaking It Down By Gregg Russell A Better You . . .

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October 2013 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Upper-Body Awareness By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Building Endurance By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Change and Replace By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Teaching Time Steps By Gregg Russell A Better You | Sound Advice By . . .

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September 2013 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Fine-Tuning Performances By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Drop & Freeze By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Unpacking, Uncovering By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Slides & Warm-Up By Gregg Russell A Better You | Pampering During . . .

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August 2013 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | A+ Arabesques By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Focus on Foundations By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Placing the Weight By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Developing Musicality By Gregg Russell A Better You | Sidestepping the . . .

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Ask Rhee Gold | Advice for dance teachers

I am having a difficult time. I run a small studio with only one room and one teacher, with around 150 kids. About five years ago we were kicked out of a mall because the businesses didn’t like the noise; about a year later my studio burned down. It turned out that our insurance covered losses only if we were the cause of the fire, and since the furnace blew and it was ruled that no one was at fault, we were out of luck and money. Then, about a year ago, my mother (and business manager) passed away from breast cancer.

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July 2013 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Barre Basics By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Muscle Memory By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Joy of Teaching By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Bombershays and Counter-Rhythms By Gregg Russell A Better You | Sniffles & . . .

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First Retreat Center Seminar of the Season a Success

“My husband and I had the most amazing time this past weekend learning fabulous info. Thank you Rhee Gold for the information, fun, friendships, and weight gain. Can’t wait to see you in Arizona.” That’s the response from Jill Clements, owner of Bingham Center in Midland, Texas, who attended the first DanceLife Retreat Center seminar of 2013 this past weekend in Norton, Massachusetts.

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Retreat Center June Weekend Sells Out: July, August Sessions Still Available

The first of this year’s DanceLife Retreat Center seminars may be sold out, but there are plenty of other options remaining for studio owners looking for inspiration and solid advice to help them gear up for September and all the dance studio seasons yet to come.

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May | June 2013 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Weight and Balance By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Dressing the Part By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Spine Flexibility By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Adding and Enhancing Sounds By Gregg Russell A Better You . . .

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The DanceLife Retreat Center Experience: Rhee Gold and You

There’s a gorgeous woodland setting, a newly built oversized cabin, fabulous catered food, and friendly colleagues. Even with all that, the main thing that brings studio owners back again and again is the satisfaction of a personalized DanceLife experience.

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Kick Your Shoes Off and Enjoy a Summer Sojourn at the DanceLife Retreat Center

When Rhee Gold was designing his new DanceLife Retreat Center, top priority was creating an environment where dance teachers and studio directors could relax, chill out, and feel the pressure of the dance studio business lift off their shoulders.

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What’s the Big Deal about Dance Education? Spend a Weekend with People Who Know

Some days don’t you just wish you could vent about the crazy, complicated dance studio world to someone who truly understands? Then sign up for one of the summer sessions at the DanceLife Retreat Center and spend a weekend with adults who know exactly what you’re going through—and who care.

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On My Mind

When was the last time you took a vacation? How about a day off just to rest and refuel? If you’re like many of the dance teachers and school owners I talk to, you’ll say you don’t have the time or the money. If that sounds like you, then maybe it’s time to rethink your priorities.

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Register Now for Summer Sessions with Gold at the DanceLife Retreat Center

It’s almost here! The second summer season of three-day business sessions with Rhee Gold promises to be an inspirational and informative one for the studio owners and teachers heading to the DanceLife Retreat Center in Norton, Massachusetts.

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March | April 2013 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | At the Barre By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Slides By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Discovering the Spine By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Turns and Flaps By Gregg Russell A Better You | Shape Up . . .

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On My Mind

We are in conference mode here at the Rhee Gold Company and Dance Studio Life. What started as Project Motivate with 20 attendees in 1998 has morphed into the DanceLife Teacher Conference, which attracts more than 700 teachers, school owners, and studio managers from across the United States and Canada, and from as far away as Italy and Australia.

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Click! | New DanceLife Teacher Conference website

The next DanceLife Teacher Conference is coming up this summer, held August 1 through 4, at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. And now you can see the most updated schedules and faculty roster at the brand-new DanceLife Teacher Conference website. Visit dancelifeteacherconference.com, and come back for updates!

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